MIDLAND AUTHORS presents Patrick T. Reardon discussing his new book

The Loop:  The “L” Tracks that Shaped and Saved Chicago       

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

Presentation: 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Central Time) Followed by time to socialize: 8:00 – 8:30 pm

Free, open to the public.    No registration needed.  

Just join the meeting via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3qvYTcK

For more than three decades, Patrick T. Reardon was an urban affairs writer, columnist and editor for the Chicago Tribune. In 2000 he was one of a team of 50 staff members who won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. He’sthe author of eight other books, including the poetry collection Requiem for David.

This book “tells the full and fascinating story of how Chicago built the ‘L’ and how the ‘L’ built Chicago. Read this book on the ‘L’ and you might miss your stop!” — Tom McNamee, editorial page editor of the Chicago Sun-Times

“Reardon’s thoughtful and reasoned research is both groundbreaking and long overdue. Not content with simply documenting the origin of the term (‘the Loop’), he also examines how this unique transit infrastructure has maintained its relevancy through changing times.” — Bruce G. Moffat, author of The “L:” The Development of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932

For more information, contact event chair Greg Borzo at (312) 636-8968 or gborzo@comcast.net